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# EECE443 Assignment #6 -Progress; practice analysis solved

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1) Assessing progress: Earned value
Suppose you are making cookies for a large party to be held tomorrow for your software
team. Here’s your plan at the very beginning:
• 5 batches per hour (for a total of 200 cookies)
• Schedule: 5 hours to make a total of 1000 cookies
• Budgeted cost per cookie is \$0.05, therefore …
• …Total budget is \$50.00 for cookie ingredients.
Progress Report at the end of the first hour:
away)
• Total actual cost of ingredients used so far is \$9.00
Now, the questions are:
a) Expand and explain in one sentence the meaning of each acronym:
BCWS, ACWP and BCWP.
Compute for this example BCWS, ACWP and BCWP at the end of the first hour.
b) Define the progress at the end of the 1st hour; compute the following indices:
SV = BCWP – BCWS (schedule variance)
SPI = BCWP / BCWS (schedule performance index)
CV = BCWP – ACWP (cost variance)
CPI = BCWP / ACWP (cost performance index)
and explain what these numbers actually mean for the cookie project manager.
c) Looking ahead now, assuming you continue on this cooking trajectory, what is
your…
EAC Estimate at Completion (i.e., final cost)
SAC Schedule at Completion (i.e., final delivery time)
VAC Variance at Completion (i.e., budget minus actual expenditure)
d) Explain why this earned value approach is difficult to apply to software
development projects?
e) What alternative solutions or techniques have we found to assess progress of
software projects?
Source: Dennis Frailey

2) Analyzing a practice or method: Gantt chart
A Gantt chart (named after Laurence Gantt) is a project management
technique using a type of bar chart to visualize a project schedule. Gantt charts
show the start and finish dates of tasks or activities of a project. These activities
comprise the work breakdown structure of the project. Some Gantt charts also
show the dependency (i.e., precedence network) relationships between
activities. Gantt charts can be used to show current schedule status using
percent-complete shadings and a vertical “today” line as shown here. (Source:
Wikipedia)
Analyze the Gantt chart technique from 2 perspectives:
a) explain what it is, in terms of the concepts that are involved: people, intent,
product, work, time, uncertainty, cost, value, risk, quality, etc.
b) how well does it support a software development project or not, and for what
reasons.
No more than a half a page, please.
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